Refugee Blues – Poetry Activities in ELT

One of the sessions I attended at the IATEFL Conference in Glasgow was Keiran Donaghy,  talking about how to use short films to encourage empathy. My own workshop explored instances of various -isms and -phobias in the classroom and how teachers can deal with prejudice in a careful manner. Working and living in Turkey, I have noticed some … More Refugee Blues – Poetry Activities in ELT

Treading Softly: My workshop at IATEFL Glasgow 2017

I was lucky enough to be one of the IATEFL Scholarship Winners for 2017. I won the Gill Sturtridge First Time Speaker award, which allowed me to attend the conference and give a workshop there. For more information about applying for scholarships, see IATEFL Scholarships.  I was asked to write some posts about my experience before and after … More Treading Softly: My workshop at IATEFL Glasgow 2017

Professional Development for English Teachers in Turkey

Perhaps you’ve just started working as a teacher in Turkey, or maybe you’ve been teaching for years. Whatever your previous qualifications, do you feel like you need further input in order to be a more effective teacher? If you are hungry for new ideas, perhaps a promotion or (let’s face it), a higher salary or … More Professional Development for English Teachers in Turkey